Easily install Google Fonts

Just as I was doing a website mockup exercise in the awesome Sketch app, I noticed that I’m missing a font locally – Open Sans, one of the many open source fonts available on Google Fonts. I went searching for some Sketch plugin to install these fonts easily (which would make sense, since they are often used on the web as they’re free and some of them are really good). I haven’t found a plug-in, but I did find a nice small Mac app that sits in your tray and allows you to easily install Google Fonts:


It’s easy to set up by installing it from the above link or using Homebrew Cask:

brew cask install skyfonts

After this, you simply browse Google Fonts on fonts.com and “add” them (you’ll need an account there).

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SkyFonts immediately starts syncing the fonts you add.

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That’s it. You can start using the font immediatelly in Sketch and other desktop apps!

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2 thoughts on “Easily install Google Fonts”

  1. If you have homebrew cask installed then you can use that to install fonts directly!

    $ brew tap caskroom/fonts # you only have to do this once!
    $ brew cask install font-inconsolata

    to search

    $ brew cask search /symbola/

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